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ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc.) is the recipient of a $7,500 grant to help older citizens gain and retain pet ownership, as well as stay active in the needs of their pets and helping other pets within their communities. ARF will be reaching out to find people eligible for the Pets for t…

CLEARWATER VALLEY — If you know Mary Bishop, wish her a happy 100th birthday this weekend. Her family is hosting a surprise party on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s at the Clearwater IOOF (Odd Fellows) Lodge on Main Street in Clearwater. Great if you want to bring a card, but no gifts.

WHITE BIRD — Barbara Lowe is looking for auction items for the Firemen’s Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville. The auction benefits local area volunteer fire departments. If you would like to donate an item or for information, give Barbara a call at…

ELK CITY — From Karen: “Well, it’s time to plan that special time with your sweetie! The VFW and Auxiliary invite everyone to their traditional Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m. The dinner will consist of a New York steak, baked potato served on a hot platter, generous siz…

RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” from Easy Craft

Opinion

Most of us are familiar with the expression, “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” It means that Peter is being robbed so Paul can receive a benefit. To mix metaphors it means Peter is “getting the short end of the stick.” That is exactly what some right-wing legislators have in mind for Idaho’s publ…

Bill Stone sent a letter [Free Press, Jan. 18] on an access issue in Elk City, which has been ongoing for nearly three years. His reply shows that he completely misses the issue – which is public access. He states he owns land and can get to it without validation of the public ROW. Of course…

Obituaries

Stacy A. Myers, 64, of Cottonwood, Idaho, died Sunday, Jan. 15…

Wayne M. Cornett passed away Dec. 21, 2022, of respiratory fai…

Stacy A. Myers, 64, of Cottonwood, Idaho, died Sunday, Jan. 15…

Judy Eisman, 70, of Stites, Idaho died in her home in Stites, …

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